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12' / 2013 / Denmark, Greece, United Kingdom
English and spanish subtitled
Audience vote 7
In 2010, Abu Eyad and other young Palestinian men from the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp in Lebanon travelled with smugglers through Syria and Turkey into Greece. Like so many other migrants, they come looking for a way into Europe but found themselves trapped in a country undergoing economic, political, and social collapse.
Berlin International Film Festival 2014 - Shorts Competition / Miami International Film Festival 2014 - PAPI Shorts Competition / Cinema du Reel, Paris 2014 - International Shorts Competition / Busan International Short Film Festival 2014 - Official Competition
Mahdi Fleifel is a Palestinian filmmaker based in London. He was born in Dubai, raised in the Ain El-Helweh refugee camp in Lebanon and later in the suburbs of Elsinore, Denmark. He graduated from the British National Film and Television School in 2009. His recently completed feature documentary, ‘A World Not Ours’, is currently touring the festival circuit and has picked up multiple awards including the Berlinale Peace Prize, the Best Film in Edinburgh and the Yamagata Grand Prix.
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